Thursday, January 24, 2013

SKINCARE REVIEW: Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner

In addition to using Murad products (I've started alternating between the Vitamin C cleanser and the AHA cleanser, along with the Vitamin C Infusion At-Home Peel - I'll review those at a later date), I've started using a product from the Mario Badescu line - the Glycolic Acid Toner. My skin texture has improved significantly already. In a few weeks I will post before and after pics, I want you all to see the difference. In the meantime, here is some product information.

Benefits: Formulated with 2% Glycolic Acid and Grapefruit Extract which work together to exfoliate, refresh and stimulate dry and congested skin. Helps reduce discoloration from old acne scars as well as build-up that can cause skin to look tired and dull. Alcohol free. 

How to Use: Twice daily after cleansing, pat skin dry and apply lotion dampened cotton by wiping in an outward direction until cotton comes up clean. Avoid eye area. Follow with moisturizer or night cream. 

Ingredients: Deionized Water (Aqua),Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice) Gel,Grapefruit (Citrus Grandis Fruit) Extract, Glycolic Acid

After 1 week, my skin is softer, the small bumps from congestion I had on my forehead, cheek, and jawline are gone, and I can already see my hyperpigmentation getting slightly lighter. I will take an "After" shot in a few weeks so you can see the comparison. I got this product from Ulta. You can also buy it directly from the website or select department stores. This product is good for all skin types but it is labeled for those with dry or sensitive skin. My skin is oily with some dehydration (not to be confused with dry skin). An 8 oz. bottle will run you $18, but it is so worth it.  

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Product Review: Shea Moisture Organic Yucca & Baobab Thickening Line

I love the Shea Moisture line of products and decided to try their thickening and volumizing Shampoo and hair mask recently. I was very pleased with my results today.

Friday, January 4, 2013

New Posts Coming!

(twistout pic from a previous post)

I haven't blogged in awhile. My hair has been in this protective style (Marley Twists) for a few weeks now. I plan to take them out tomorrow, so some new posts will be coming. I want to try braid outs and of course my usual twist outs, and some updo's, etc. So, please bare with me! I have 2 jobs now and makeup artistry on the side so it's tough, but I'm still here. :) I hope you're all enjoying 2013 so far, and I wish you all a blessed year full of happiness, peace, and love. xo